March Photo Contest

March Photo Contest Winners

"So Long Old Man Winter"

1st place 
Alex Calamia : "Peace and Tranquility"
2nd place
Lenny Mendola : "A beautiful day in Killington, Vermont overlooking the snowy mountains after a foot of snow."

3rd place
Lenny Mendola: "A snowy scene looking across a bridge on Douglass campus." 

Photo Contest

Each Month the club holds a photo contest. Members can send in a photo, normally each month has a theme, and during the monthly club meeting, members will vote on their favorite photos. The winner walks away with a prize!

February Photo Contest

1st place – Alex Calamia
“A multi-colored cirrus cloud, the result of a perfectly placed circumzenithal arc in the evening sky. July 2015- NYC”

2nd place – Nicole Tallman
“A thunderstorm panorama”

3rd place – Claudia Pukropski
“Up above the clouds”

Quick Links

Here our some quick links to access different Rutgers Meteorology related academics and activities

Meet the E-board

President: Alex Calamia

Alex is a Senior with a major in meteorology and minor in Environmental Policy. Alex has been passionate about the weather his entire life, and in his free time he likes to keep up with the latest weather documenting weather data from his backyard, along with caring for 100's of different tropical plants he uses to landscape his NYC backyard.

Vice President: Ali Burgos

Ali is a senior with a major in meteorology and a minor in marine science. Ali loves the ocean and is interested in how climate change will be affecting different physical properties within the oceans. She is also apart of the Rutgers club swim team and in her free time is an avid weather/nature photographer.

Treasurer: Matt Peters

Matt is a senior with a major in meteorology and a minor in mathematics. He loves to forecast, and currently works part-time for the company Weather Works helping to record snowstorms. Outside of school, Matt loves to participate in and watch sports. 

Secretary: David Tedesco

David is a senior with a major in meteorology. David loves to forecast, along with tracking severe weather like hurricanes. David is an avid sports fan and especially loves the Devils. 

SEBS Governing Council Representative: Kevin Gaynor

Kevin is a senior with a major in meteorology. He likes sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 70's with a slight breeze from the NW no more than 8 knots. He is interested in helping out different countries dealing with climate change. Kevin loves to cross country run and is also apart of the U.S. national guard.

Media Forecaster: Britney Truempy 

Britney is a Junior with a major in meteorology and a minor in digital communication, information, and media. She loves gale force winds, cloud watching, long walks on the beach, and is an inspiring broadcast meteorologist. 

AMS Coordinator: Syde Orange

Syde is a senior with a major in meteorology and a minor in environmental policy. She loves severe storms and in her free time loves to run and bake. Syde is also apart of the Rutgers club gymnastics team. 

Questions? Feel free to e-mail our president or vice president, or send the club an e-mail

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Group Trips

Rutgers Meteorology Club takes 3 trips each year. These trips are to expand student knowledge of what to expect after graduation. Hotel and transportation is provided for club members, and these trips normally take place from a Friday to Sunday afternoon.

The fall trip occurs in the fall semester towards the end of October/ beginning of November. Some of the trips have included visits to AccuWeather in State College PA, the Blue Hills Observatory near Boston, visiting private weather firms down in Washington D.C., plus many more. Any active member of our club is allowed to join in on the group trips, which are great ways to learn more about the working field of Meteorology and to gain connections. The group trips are also a great bonding experience between club members, and students are able to explore the city that we visit.

The second trip is only available to junior and seniors who have taken or are currently taking the class Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere. This trip is the annual AMS (American Meteorological Society) where meteorologists from all sectors (including private, public, and governmental) come together to share research, weather safety ideas, plus more. This annual event is a great way for students to network with future employers, fellow students, and different researchers. The club encourages for every junior and senior to attend this week long conference which takes place in a different city each year. This years conference in January 2016, is being held in New Orleans.

The third trip that the club takes is in the spring normally during the first few weeks of March. This trip called NorthEast Storms is another annual conference that takes place over a weekend. This is a much smaller conference compared to AMS- but all members of the club are able to participate, there are no requirements except being an active member. Again, students are able to network to meet different researchers, employers, and talk to fellow students and different faculty members.

2016 Annual NE Storms Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY

2016 Annual AMS conference in New Orleans, LA

2015 Fall Trip to the Blue Hills Observatory

2015 Annual AMS conference in Phoenix AZ

2015 Spring NorthEast Storms Conference

2014 Fall Trip to AccuWeather

Our Outreach

As a local chapter of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, we try to do our part to enrich the local community through science. Our outreach programs include events on campus, such as Rutgers Day, Cook/Douglass Community Day, and the Rutgers Involvement Fair. We also partake in many teaching opportunities aimed toward the youth of the community by visiting local schools, and also giving school tour groups showing children the Rutgers Weather Station located at Rutgers Gardens, and showing them around the WeatherWatchers studio where forecasts are broadcasted for the public. 

To enrich our own knowledge of meteorology, we take annual club trips to the Northeast Storms Conference and American Meteorological Society Conference as well as other short meteorology related trips. More information about our trips can be found under the Group Trips tab. 

Fall 2015 Involvement Fair. Every year Rutgers hosts an involvement fair for students to learn about the different clubs and activities students can participate in. Rutgers Meteorology club had a table where we displayed our famous tornado in a bottle, plus Kevin Gaynor showed off our new experiment Weather in a Tank. 

October 2015 tour for Nutley Middle School. 30 children toured our Rutgers Weather Station at Rutgers Gardens, and the WeatherWatchers studio

About Us

The Rutgers University Meteorology Club is a part of the Department of Environmental Sciences in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. We strive to provide academic support for students in the major and is an organization for any Rutgers University students who are interested in Meteorology. The club is an official local chapter of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association and as such we strive to apply the knowledge gained within the classroom and as a club to teach the community about Meteorology and the importance of science in general. We have meetings approximately once a month where we discuss upcoming events, fundraisers, and often have either a guest speaker or games. All Rutgers students who are interested are welcomed to stop by at any of our meetings and be a part of the Rutgers Meteorology Club! 

The first fall 2015 meeting of the Rutgers Meteorology Club